Meet The Candidates

2021 Election

The Board of Directors has two seats open for patron member directors in this 2021 election cycle. Please allow us to introduce your 2021 candidates!

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Wisnerson Benoit

Wis, a lover of all things cooperative and local, is a North Florida transplant currently “living his best life” in the beautiful Tallahassee community.  As an early career urban strategist Wis specializes in the areas of land use planning, community development, and hazard mitigation with a keen interest in sustainable and circular systems. He has spent several years in the grocery industry working with awesome individuals at a rival grocery store (it rhymes with Schmader Schmoes). Wis received a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship. Wisnerson has spent over a decade as a community agent lending capacity to several community campaigns, projects, and organizations in an effort to be the change he wishes to see.


Talethia Edwards

Named one of Tallahassee’s 25 Women You Need to Know for 2019, Talethia is an avid advocate for Leon County, specifically the Bond Community which she has called home since attending FAMU twenty years ago. She remains there now with her husband and seven children, supporting the neighborhood’s growth as President and founder of the Greater Bond Neighborhood Association. However, her work extends well beyond her neighborhood. Talethia continues her commitment and advocacy through public speaking, volunteerism and service via board work with agencies like Kids, Inc. of the Big Bend, Early Head Start, CACA Head Start, The PHI Center, Tallahassee Lenders Consortium, and committees like the Early Childhood Obesity Prevention (ECOP) task force, the Leon County school district advisory committee, and Title I advisory committee.


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